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Jennifer, the wall is there because Egypt has no true humanitarian motivation.

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Submitted by Doc Tater (United States), Feb 8, 2008 at 11:39

If Mubarak were to answer your question honestly, Jennifer, he would tell you that he is a prop owned by the Muslim Brotherhood, and the Muslim Brotherhood is not moved by humanitarian motives. The Muslim Brotherhood is motivated by the Quran, and the Quran declares that jihad is obligatory for them.

The role of Gazans, to Mubarak and to Hamas and to Egypt, all dominated by the Muslim Brotherhood, is to:

a) drain Israel and the west of resources;

b) distract the people of the book from acting in their defense against jihad; and

c) to maintain a confusing gaggle of people in which jihadists can be embedded so they can launch operations against Israel from a staging point closer to Tel Aviv than the current border between Egypt and Israel.

The wall keeps out Gazans who would use resources Egypt doesn't want to expend, and sees no reason to expend. Gazans are merely props, being used in a jihad, and if somebody other than Egypt has to feed them it's a better deal for Egypt from the Egyptian point of view, but Egypt doesn't care if they are fed or not. If there were no wall Egypt still wouldn't bother feeding Gazans, and there is no reason to feed them that Egypt really cares about.

You care more about feeding Gazans, Jennifer, than Mubarak does. Mubarak knows that. Mubarak uses that knowledge to his advantage.

You need to step back from this situation, and see it from the point of view of the jihadists. This is the same pattern of maneuvering they've shown for hundreds of years, if you could but recognize it.

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